Nicole Sealey

Born in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. and raised in Central Florida, Nicole Sealey is a Cave Canem graduate fellow and the recipient of a 2014 Elizabeth George Foundation Grant. Winner of the 2012 Poetry International Prize and selected for inclusion in Best New Poets 2011, her work has appeared in Callaloo, Harvard Review, Poetry International, Ploughshares, and Third Coast, among other literary online and print journals. Nicole holds an MLA in Africana Studies from the University of South Florida and an MFA in creative writing from New York University. She is the Programs Director at Cave Canem Foundation.


Legendary (2) by Nicole Sealey

  I don’t want to end up an old drag queen. OCTAVIA SAINT LAURENT This is no primrose path, a life lived out of boredom, a role played on occasion. Category is fem-realness—devout in the practice of pulling a fast one on the eye. Octavia, eighth wonder... I wonder, am […]


Legendary (1) by Nicole Sealey

I would like to be a spoiled rich white girl. VENUS XTRAVAGANZA I want to be married in church. In white. Nothing borrowed or blue. I want a white house in Peekskill, far from the city—white picket fence fencing in my lily-white lilies.     O, were I whiter than […]